Post Title: Tutor Outreach and Partnerships Manager

Responsible to: Executive Director

Job Purpose: This is a new role, and the postholder will lead on our outreach work to potential and existing tutors, ensuring that we have sufficient high-quality tutors to support a growing number of children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Key elements of this role will include managing and developing relationships with existing and new university and sector partners, promoting the tutoring opportunity to a wider audience, and ensuring high engagement among our existing tutor pool. The role is suitable for an experienced professional with existing contacts in higher education.

Main Functions

  • Ensuring that Tutor Trust receive sufficient high-quality applications from potential tutors to enable us to meet ambitious tutor recruitment targets.
  • Managing and developing relationships with existing and new university partners across Greater Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Merseyside. This will involve engaging with existing contacts, including senior staff, and developing and sustaining relationships with additional departments and faculties.
  • Line managing a Recruitment and Training Coordinator who will provide support to the postholder with outreach activity.
  • Leading on face-to-face and virtual events (e.g. webinars, Careers Fairs) to promote the tutoring opportunity to the widest possible audience, and to secure and develop partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Using a range of social media platforms (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn) to promote the tutoring opportunity to potential applicants.
  • Working with the Communications Manager and Recruitment and Training Manager to produce high-quality recruitment marketing materials and tutor case studies.
  • Recruiting, training and deploying a team of student Brand Ambassadors to ensure a high profile for Tutor Trust on university campuses.
  • Increasing the proportion of applications from males, students from the local area, and students who have been involved with Widening Participation initiatives.
  • Developing and piloting additional strategies to promote the tutoring opportunity to a wider audience outside of university students, including recruiting more tutors who are interested in full-time work and more tutors who hold QTS.
  • Involvement in the overall tutor recruitment process, including marking tutor applications, conducting tutor interviews, and attending tutor training and events.
  • Maintaining and developing partnerships with key sector partners.
  • Promoting high levels of engagement and activity from existing tutors throughout the tutor lifecycle.
  • Securing continued engagement with the charity from our tutor alumni.
  • Supporting the Executive Director with writing fundraising applications, and with reporting to our funders.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post.

Person Specification

Good candidates for this role will be exceptional communicators and natural networkers who can develop and sustain partnerships with a range of stakeholders. They will be able to passionately explain the benefits and impact of our model, tailoring their messages to the audience. Ideally, they will have existing managerial experience and contacts in a higher education setting, and a confident understanding of the higher education policy landscape and agenda.

Skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience working at a managerial level within the higher education sector, and confident awareness of the currently policy landscape and priorities for universities
  • Ability to develop and maintain a network of contacts within higher education and the wider education sector, and to work with these partners to promote Tutor Trust to potential applicants
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to establish a rapport and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels and from all sectors
  • Innovative approach, with the ability to devise, pilot and evaluate the impact of new outreach initiatives
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • To be fully IT literate, particularly to be competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • The ability to work under pressure to cope with multiple demands and deadlines, to work fast and to a consistently high standard
  • The ability to manage office systems and contact databases and to use them effectively
  • Be able to write fluently, to think clearly and to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Confident using social media platforms


  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of the Tutor Trust
  • Enthusiasm and ability to contribute to the successful development of the Tutor Trust
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A willingness to work unsociable hours when required
  • Willingness to undergo DBS clearance and be committed to safeguarding children
  • Be a team player
  • Have strong organisational and communication skills
  • Be able to prioritise and manage tasks
  • Confidence in presenting to a wide range of audiences


The job is a fixed 1-year, full-time position (subject to a successful probation period) and will be based at the Manchester office, however there will be significant travel to both our Leeds and Liverpool offices. Travel expenses will be covered to areas other than your Manchester base office.

The hours of work are 40 hrs a week. You will have 33 days annual leave (inc. of bank holidays) and many employee perks (through Perkbox).

This role will also involve working occasional unsocial hours on evenings and at weekends.

All positions at The Tutor Trust are subject to two satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


Closing date for applications: Monday 6th September 2021 at Noon

Interviews to be held: Monday 13th September 2021

Salary: £23,001-£39,001 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications) & Contributory Pension (subject to a successful qualifying period)

Start date: ASAP (Flexible)  

Candidates are required to submit a completed Application form and a cover letter outlining how they meet the requirements of the role. You must also complete an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

You can find the Application form here and the Equality and Diversity form here.

To apply, please email all documents to [email protected]

The Tutor Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. You can find our Privacy Notice here.

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The Tutor Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment